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post #171 of 177 Old 04-08-2012, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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So glad he's home & that is making him happier. I didn't know that about locust trees, so thank you for that tip.Enjoy your day w/him & let him know how many people think he's extra special.You were such a trooper through all this-Happy Easter!
Oh they are BAAAD. The vet said a friend of his just got poked in the back with one once and it swelled up so bad he had to get a surgery.
Thank you I will :)

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So happy to here reily is home and doing better glad the eye removal is done and over with. He looks happy to be home iam sure your happy to have him home also. Have fun riding your boy and spoiling him. Have a happy easter spirit88.
It's all so much easier from here... until I see someone and they go "OMIGOSH what happened!!" all dramatic like. Guess I'll have to get used to that.

Happy Easter to both of you as well!!


I'm making another thread in a minute on the photos forum of all the 'fun' photos, but today was amazing!! My horse was 110% back to himself! (Except maybe alittle more spoiled than before... haha) I made him a little 'cake' to celebrate his birthday and we grazed a little before riding for our first time in three weeks! He was PERFECT (granted we only walked though... hehe). I got on bareback, snaffle bit and no spurs (I ride in spurs for 'fine tuning' but figured we could skip today) and used very little rein and he responded perfect. We wandered around the arena for about 5 minutes and then I got off and we played dress up :) (look for my next thread heheheh)


Now for the 'non-fun' photos. Reily had his surgery this Friday, so we are two days after surgery.

Here's his eye today:


Side note... the vet didn't think I would be able to clean, let alone touch his 'eye' for these next two weeks. The day Reily came home I could lightly pet over his eye (didn't want to do anymore) and he hasn't been 'sensitive' in that area when it comes to petting or scratching him.






Hope everyone has a very happy Easter!! Don't forget to eat some extra chocolate bunnies today ;)

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post #172 of 177 Old 04-08-2012, 09:55 PM
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He's looking so good. I saw him today when I went to give Cinny his meds and lunch. He didn't seem sensitive at all, just rubbed his head ALL over me until my blue shirt turned white with Reily fuz, I was being really careful though because he didn't seem worried about being careful with his eye at all and I didn't want him to accidently rub it and hurt himself.

He is SUCH a character!
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post #173 of 177 Old 04-08-2012, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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He's looking so good. I saw him today when I went to give Cinny his meds and lunch. He didn't seem sensitive at all, just rubbed his head ALL over me until my blue shirt turned white with Reily fuz, I was being really careful though because he didn't seem worried about being careful with his eye at all and I didn't want him to accidently rub it and hurt himself.

He is SUCH a character!
Haha I wore black to the barn yesterday, that was a BAD idea... I came out completely white. If he gets too into your bubble at the barn you can poke his nose so he moves away, just cause he's getting spoiled I don't want him to loose his manners ;)

He's been pretty good about not rubbing his bad eye around his stall from what I've seen. I put his brand new fly mask on last night as tight as possible to try to protect the eye, and this afternoon when I came out Reily's neighbor had gotten it off of Reily without even unlatching the bottom and had smashed it in their run so now it's all dirty... grrrr.

I figure if I lock Reily in his stall he's going to get so bored he'll probably start rubbing it. The vet said he thought a fly mask wasn't necessary, the only risk the vet was worried about was if Reily tries to open his eye pulling the stitches out sooo.. since I'm more worried about stitches being caught as the fly mask is being pulled off I think we'll be fly maskless for a bit. I wish I could put a fly mask on him though.. especially since his skin burns easier.

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post #174 of 177 Old 04-08-2012, 10:22 PM
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Amazing story, thank god Reily's okay!! He's such a cutie :) what a strong boy!
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post #175 of 177 Old 04-08-2012, 10:29 PM
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Just read through your whole story and wanted to chime in that I am also someone who rode a blind horse for awhile. She had had one eye removed, and was completely blind in the other. She did great in arena work- very trusting in her rider and would go wherever- but equally enjoyed being out on trails. She had a pasture buddy who helped her navigate turnout, but she was perfectly fine to do her own thing too.

She had been a competitive event in her younger years, but in her retirement, she became an amazing therapy horse for kids with disabilities. And, she had more customized, kid-designed fly masks than any other horse I've ever met :)

Good luck with finding your new routine with your boy!
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post #176 of 177 Old 04-08-2012, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Amazing story, thank god Reily's okay!! He's such a cutie :) what a strong boy!
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Thank you! I am so glad he's doing so good, he has surprised me so much.

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Just read through your whole story and wanted to chime in that I am also someone who rode a blind horse for awhile. She had had one eye removed, and was completely blind in the other. She did great in arena work- very trusting in her rider and would go wherever- but equally enjoyed being out on trails. She had a pasture buddy who helped her navigate turnout, but she was perfectly fine to do her own thing too.

She had been a competitive event in her younger years, but in her retirement, she became an amazing therapy horse for kids with disabilities. And, she had more customized, kid-designed fly masks than any other horse I've ever met :)

Good luck with finding your new routine with your boy!
Wow! I can't imagine a horse being blind in two eyes.... what an incredible horse.

Thank you :) We're still planning for another show year!

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post #177 of 177 Old 07-11-2014, 03:42 AM
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I have just read your story. I know it was last posted on two years ago but I was wondering if you still own this horse or how things progressed?

I myself have a one eyed horse. He lost vision in his left eye at a few months old. I broke him in December 2013 and now have a trusting partner. I have found that there is very little difference between a one eyed or two eyed horse. They are a species of survivors for sure.

On another note there is a lady who competes western trial with her horse who is completely blind. I think the horses name is Stormy (if you YouTube it) very inspirational.

I am glad there are people in the world who care enough about their horses to give them a chance.
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